Focus Is Your Power Tool

Focus Is Your Power Tool

You spend most of the day focused on things that don’t matter.

Just take a few moments and focus on things that do.

Don’t search for the truth, bring it with you.

It is not that you can’t or it was not meant to be.

It is only that you just can’t see it right now.

The reason you don’t change for long is because you have a set of beliefs that support the person you are,
not the person you want to be.

What do you want to do?

What is your passion?

You have within you the ability to be better at it than anyone who has ever lived.

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Use Your Focus Power 24/7.

Your Feelings Reveal Your Focus.

Don’t Like What You Are Feeling, Change Your Focus.

It Is This Ability That Makes You Responsible For Your Life’s Outcome, Focus…..

Focus, See What You Are Doing.

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Discomfort Is Always A Challenge

Discomfort Is Always A Challenge.

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur
when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy or unfulfilled.

For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out
of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
by M. Scott Peck

Worry is misuse of imagination.
by Dan Zadra

Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage.
by Rainer Maria Rilke

Life will usually go on if things don’t go according to plan.
It’s helpful to keep reminding yourself and repeating the sentence, “Life isn’t an emergency.”
by Richard Carlson

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What Do You Deserve?

What Do You Deserve?

We tend to be so consumed in our everyday routines of life that we forget our own self-value.

Days appear to be going by now at a faster pace than usual. It is as though we do not have enough hours in a day to accomplish all we desire. Because of this apparent push in time, we neglect to consider whether we are experiencing and receiving what we know we deserve in life from ourselves, others and life itself.

It is time to come to a screeching halt with all that prevents us from dealing with our own self-worth. We all are short-changing ourselves about something in life we know we deserve.
What do you really deserve?

Do you deserve to spend the remainder of your life in the state you are presently in? If so, you must be a person who has taken time out to evaluate your life from time to time. But for those who are not in the state they deserve to be in, you must slow down and invest quality time in your search to find just what you deserve.

It is possible to have what we honestly feel we deserve in life if we choose not to accept that which we do not deserve. We all reap what we sow. However, once we do, we have the opportunity to sow once again that which we would like to reap in the future.

As we evaluate our lives and all the situations, positions, relationships and economic standings we are in, we must come to realize what must be changed or terminated so we can begin to experience and receive what we would like to reap in the future.

This is not an easy move. It is not something we jump into quickly in the physical sense. It is something we begin to give thought to on a regular basis, both mentally and emotionally. It was attention and constant action on our part that has placed us in the state we are in today. Therefore, we must do the same thing to move out of our undesired states into our heartfelt deserving states.

Each one of us deserves the best life has to offer. God did not speak us into existence only to have us settle for less. We must acknowledge our own true worth as a child of God and put away the limited thoughts of second-hand choices in every area of our lives.

It takes one step at a time, beginning with sincere desire, contemplated thought and commitment. You can have what you deserve only when you choose to stop settling for less than the best. Trust God; raise your thought about yourself so the seeds of greatness may begin to grow.

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Choose: Make Up Your Mind

 Choose: Make Up Your Mind

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift.
Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing.
You get to choose.
by Wayne W. Dyer

When you can accept yourself exactly as you are and accept others exactly as they are you will finally have peace.

If you want to reach a state of bliss, then go beyond your ego and the internal dialogue.

Make a decision to relinquish the need to control, the need to be approved, and the need to judge.

Those are the three things the ego is doing all the time.

It’s very important to be aware of them every time they come up.
by Deepak Chopra

If the universe has given you the passion to want to do something, then be 100% assured it will give you the ability as well.

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Life Is In God’s Hands

LIFE IS IN GOD’S HANDS

            It was back in February I learned one of “The Biggest Loser” trainee of age 51 was hit with a heart-attack.
I still can’t seem to get it off my mind.  He was so filled with strength and vitality and a great motivator.
When he shared his story with millions of television viewers, I saw his shock and pain.

            The thing that stayed with me the most is the fact that he was at an event enjoying him and just dropped.
There happened to be two doctors attending the event and was able to do CPR on him and administer a defibrillator to shock his heart to beat again.
If these two doctors were not there, Bob Harper would not be alive to tell his story.

            What are the chances two doctors are present at the same event he was attending?  They were angels certain he would live.
This tells me, God has the due date for our departure no matter what we do or not do.  Bob suffered from the moment of birth from genes that came with his life.
Thank God he took good care of himself; the impact could have been much worse and still allowing him to be alive.

            He learned so much from this experience, know your body, and know your family history and I am sure he also learned the power of God.

            Read his story let it remind you of the precious value of life.  Live, love, and laugh often and do not forget to thank God you are still here.

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You Are The Jewel You Seek

You Are The Jewel You Seek

Each one of us just wants to be noticed and loved and accepted exactly as is — not changed or made different.
by Louise Hay

If I want to be accepted as I am, then I need to be willing to accept others as they are.
It is arrogant to set standards for others.
by Louise Hay

Your ego tries to keep you from becoming who you really are.

Today…remember…it is all in your mind.

Wake up and stop falling prey to the conditioning of the media and society around you.
It’s only those people who are awake that live in a state of constant amazement.

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It’s Up To You

It’s Up To You!

Don’t give others power over your sleep, appetite, blood pressure, health and happiness.

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.
by Maya Angelou

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.
by Lao Tzu

Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not that you don’t have will power it is that you are not ready to change.

Join the many who are now kicking themselves for not trying this sooner.

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Why Not You?

Why Not You?
by Steve Maraboli

Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration.
Why not you?

Today, many will open their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them.
Why not you?

Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable power of today.
Why not you?

Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present.
Why not you?

Today, for many the burden of self doubt and insecurity will be lifted by the security and confidence of empowerment.
Why not you?

Today, many will rise above their believed limitations and make contact with their powerful innate strength.
Why not you?

Today, many will choose to live in such a manner that they will be a positive role model for their children.
Why not you?

Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits.
Why not you?

Today, many will choose to live free of conditions and rules governing their own happiness.
Why not you?

Today, many will find abundance in simplicity.
Why not you?

Today, many will be confronted by difficult moral choices and they will choose to do what is right instead of what is beneficial.
Why not you?

Today, many will decide to no longer sit back with a victim mentality, but to take charge of their lives and make positive changes
Why not you?

Today, many will take the action necessary to make a difference.
Why not you?

Today, many will make the commitment to be a better mother, father, son, daughter,
student, teacher, worker, boss, brother, sister, & so much more.
Why not you?

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Let Go and Let God

Let Go let godCan You Do This?

Let Go and Let God!

Someone shared this with me and I really liked it
because I kind of believe this is how life works.
It could be possible.

 The Secret To Getting Anything You Want Is Admitting
You Don’t Know How You Are Going To Get It
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Just decide what you want.
Admit you don’t know how you are going to get it.
So detach and turn it over to the universe and let your higher self attract it for you.
Your higher self wants it for you just as much as you do or you wouldn’t have the desire.
Stop making things so complicated.  It doesn’t have to be.
Change how you view how you get things.

Although everything points to the contrary it all comes from within you.
The illusion is that it seems like it is coming from the physical things you do.
The physical is secondary.
The physical brings about what the internal has already decided is going to happen.

It has nothing to do with how much work you do or even if what you are doing is correct.
It only depends on what is going on inside you.

Again don’t make it hard.
Just decide what you want, admit you don’t know how you are going to get it, and turn it over to your higher self.

You will be amazed.
We can’t over emphasize this…  you are doing it the hard.

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Life Is Changing

Life Is Changing

Quite often we are just so certain that we know something but we are just plain wrong.
There are moments when we discover things that completely turn our world around and forever change our lives.
And the great thing is once we discover them we can never go back.

Start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating,
and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
by Bertrand Russell

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention.
To not be like your parents.
To not be like your friends.
To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
by Henry Rollins

Do not let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.
You can change your life in a split second.
If you really wanted to you could do it right now.

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Insane Means Doing The Same Things Expecting A Different Result

Insane Means Doing The Same Things
Expecting A Different Result

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Do not react to your feelings… create with them.

Once you truly make up your mind to do something the universe instantly sets things in motion to help you.

You may be surprised at how many good things or people you have let slip through your life because you chose to see things in a negative way.

The universe will give you signs to point you in the right direction. Look for them.

When you get what you want you will look back and see that the only thing that kept you from getting it was something small you were overlooking.

You will wonder why in the world it took you so long to see it.

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You Are A Shinning Star!

You Are A Shinning Star!

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that doesn’t serve you,
grows you or makes you happy.
by Robert Tew

If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.
by Mo Williems

Stop being a prisoner of your past.
Become the architect of your future.
by Robin Sharma

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Direct Your Mind Or Be Directed

Direct Your Mind Or Be Directed

Unhappiness is a season that will pass, bringing sunshine and flowers.

Do not let fear stop you.

Problems exist in the mind, and it is within the power of the mind to embrace and observe them.

You can be the creator of this moment.

Every moment of life is the most exciting, unbelievably miraculous thing you could imagine.

Once you appreciate this, then even washing the dishes cannot be despised.

by Liz Dean

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The Door You Open

The Door You Open

The doors we open each day decide the lives we live.
by Flora Whittemore

The eyes only see what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
by Henri Louis Bergson

Western laziness consists of cramming our lives with compulsive activity,
so that there is no time at all to confront the real issues.
by Sogyal Rinpoche

There is a difference between interest and commitment.
When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient.
When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.
by Ken Bloanchard

Keep on beginning and failing.
Each time you fail start over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a
purpose – not the one you began with, perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.
by Anne Sullivan

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What Are You Doing!

What Are You Doing?

Worry is a misuse of imagination.
by Dan Zadra

Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind.
If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
by Arthur Somers Roche

We’ll weather the weather,
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.
by John Ruskin

Worrying is like a rocking chair.
It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere.
Did you put off doing something yesterday?
Did you say yesterday that you were going to do it today?
How many days, months, or even years have you said you will do it tomorrow?
That’s the “tomorrow trap” that most never get out of.
They actually make themselves feel better by fooling themselves
and making themselves believe they will do it tomorrow.
But they won’t.

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Dream Big and Grow Into Your Dreams

Dream Big and Grow Into Your Dreams

Hold your dream in your mind and it will appear in the physical world too.

Never be afraid to be you.

Stay aware of your thoughts for they are a preview of things to come.

Hold strong to your convictions no matter how out numbered you may be.

Know that within you is the confidence to overcome the doubt.
If you can find your confidence you will discover there never was a need to doubt.

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King David Gives Real Help For PTSD

PTSD and Psalm 23

Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL and author of “American Sniper,” who was killed Saturday, was a friend of ours. His death is yet another loss for the special operations community which we’ve served for more than 30 years. Hearts are broken. Anger is reignited. Traumatic memories are triggered. Our wounds are opened once again. And yet, in an irony that trumps Saturday’s blue-on-blue kill, we have a bittersweet opportunity as a nation to reach for another measure of healing and wholeness.

The alleged shooter, Eddie Ray Routh, is one of our own, a member of the U.S. military family. Initial reports reveal that Routh, a veteran of the Iraq war, had been in and out of mental health care. The cost of his apparent slipping through system’s cracks is now incalculable and irreparable. Even more shocking than the news about Kyle and his colleague, Chad Littlefield, is the harsh reality that untold numbers of other veterans teeter on the brink between mental wholeness and mental hell as they struggle to reintegrate into our communities. Last weekend’s tragedy underscores the responsibility that we as people of faith have in helping our veterans to completely come home.

I read a note from a good friend of mine this morning. He is a combat veteran who did back-to-back deployments for 16 years. He talks openly about his struggles with me. He unashamedly claims that it has been his faith in God that has enabled him to find hope and healing and solutions to the cries of his heart. Perhaps you’ve met him, too. His name is David. King David. He is my wounded warrior friend.

David is the best example of a combat trauma sufferer in the Bible. About 3,000 years ago he uncovered his heart of hearts in the Book of Psalms.

Because of David’s songwriting, we know that he wrestled with combat stress. He wrestled with sleeplessness, nightmares, guilt, and an aching body and bones. He cried himself to sleep. He knew the sting of betrayal by a trusted friend. He witnessed thousands falling at his side. He endured back-to-back deployments. He was guilty of fragging by his own orders and infidelity with a subordinate officer’s wife. He experienced both defeat and victory in battle.

David gave us a timeless framework in Psalm 23 for answering a pressing question today: What do families affected by combat stress and the invisible wounds of war need from the faith community? Allow me to share with you some ideas of what we as members of faith communities can do to make a positive difference.

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want
David gets right to the point: God is the Shepherd. God is the Healer. We aren’t. Our job is to find the sheep, in this case, the military members and their families.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters

Veterans and their families are worn out. We need rest and quiet and a safe place to recover. We need healing, Sabbath, and for others to stop talking and listen. Those who are moving through the dark valley need the opportunity to tell their stories, uninterrupted and to interested persons. Let them talk to you. Don’t ask certain questions like, “Did you kill anyone?” or, “What did you see?” Keep it all confidential.

Storytelling requires an emotionally safe place, a trustworthy friendship. Yet many vets and their family members need a safe place from physical harm. It is common for vets with PTSD to have self-destructive thoughts and/or suicidal thoughts. Some family members of veterans do, too. Also, family members may not feel safe at home at times. Offer your home as a refuge from the storm if that is ever needed.

he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness

for his name’s sake.

Vets and those who live with them need a compass, a plan toward wholeness that includes inspirational and informational resources, referrals to support groups or others in same boat, referrals to professionals including pastors/rabbis/spiritual leaders, medical professionals and agency contacts.

Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil,

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff,

they comfort me.

Vets and their family members don’t need our preaching or pushing or prodding. They need us to walk alongside them through the dark stretch of life.

You need to know that there are two types of PTSD sufferers: those who are Pitching Tents Someplace Dark, who have no intention of getting well or moving on, and those who are Passing Through Someplace Dark, who desire to get well and are teachable. The lie is that a vet and his/her family will never get out of this darkness, that his/her new, permanent address is in the valley of the shadow of PTSD. God tells us the opposite. His word says we are traveling through it, not building our houses there.

You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.

Literally, veterans and their families enjoy a basic, home-cooked meal. Practice old-fashioned hospitality. Invite them to your home. Replenish their physical strength with your favorite recipes. MREs — meals ready-to-eat — get old quick! Figuratively, David means that we need your preachers, teachers and ministers to teach and preach with excellence. Nourish us with truth when we are with you. Consider starting small support groups within your congregation using “Wounded Warrior, Wounded Home” (available March 1), “Hope for the Home Front” and “When War Comes Home” workbooks and other reliable resources.

You anoint my head with oil;
Join the front lines! Pray for us. Veterans need prayer support. Their spouses and children need your prayers. Let them know what you are praying. Write it down so they can re-read it on faith-trying days. Many, many days are so dark that finding the words or energy to pray feels impossible. Consider starting a prayer team that meets regularly to pray specifically for the needs of your military families.

Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the LORD

forever.

Veterans and their families struggle with feelings of rootlessness and homelessness. We need reminders that God’s presence is our home, here and for eternity, wherever we are stationed or posted or sent. We need reminders that we are “rooted and established” in His love for us and that no government orders, wars or deaths can ever change that.

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Inner Peace Begins The Moment You Choose

Inner Peace

After we have searched our mind and observed its many thoughts and imaginings, we come to peace.
How long we enjoy this peace is another story.
All it takes is another thought or demand placed upon us due to our daily choices of responsibility.
We move from one state to another mentally and physically without thought to our state of mind.
Peace is only required when it is time to rest for the night. But the key to health is peace of mind.
When we have peace we make more positive choices with our lives.
The key is: move with a mind that is at peace or don’t move at all.

God promises us He will keep us in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him.
In all we do, do with God awareness.

Peace

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Act Now

Act Now

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
By Jackson Brown 

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
By Lyndon B. Johnson 

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
By Abraham Lincoln 

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.
By Mahatma Gandhi 

Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift.  That’s why it’s called the present.
By Bil Keane

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Exercise Gratitude

Exercise Gratitude

Summoning gratitude is a sure way to get our life back on track.
Opening our eyes to affirm gratitude grows the garden of our inner abundance,
just as standing close to a fire eventually warms our heart.
by Alexandra Katehakis

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
by Anthony Robbins

Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday.
Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it.
Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.
by Sarah Ban Breathnach

Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love;
it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.
by Steve Maraboli

Expect your every need to be met.
Expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level.
by Eileen Caddy

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Believe and Begin Again

Begin Again

If you are willing to set aside what you have been conditioned to believe
and open your mind you will begin to see and experience things which you thought were impossible.

You will begin to see that which you thought did not exist.

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Wake Up!

Wake Up!

It is time for you to be awake.  It is time for you to know what you are doing.

Accept this moment.  Allow it to happen.

Most people only see what they want to see.  Allow yourself to see it all.

Go beyond your conditioned mind.

Allow yourself to feel any way you want right now.

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What Are You Thinking?

What Are You Thinking?

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
by Winston Churchill

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
by Buddha

Things do not change; we change.
by Henry David Thoreau

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.
by John Barrymore

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Choose Gratitude

Choose Gratitude

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings,
turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
by William Arthur Ward

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked.
Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
by Louise L. Hay

Abundance is not something we acquire.
It is something we tune into.
by Wayne Dyer

Never let go of hope.
One day you will see that it all has finally come together.
What you have always wished for has finally come to be.

Sometimes you just need a little help.

The new year is almost here.
Make this next year the year it happens for you.
There is absolutely no reason you can’t.

Choose Gratitude For Today!

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You Are The Author Of Your Own Life Story

You Are The Author Of Your Own Life Story

No matter what your age you can always be young at heart.

Always continue to look higher.  Life’s possibilities are endless.

It is your right to live life abundantly and be sure you do it with integrity.

This is your story to write.  Write it with love and it will be amazing.

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